We have had a consultant create 7 options for a series of remote road networks. The options share segments so Option A contains segments 1 to 6, Option B contains segments 1 to 5, 7 and 8, Option C contains segments 1 to 5, 7 and 9, Option D contains segments 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12, etc.

I have added an Option field in the attribute table so that segment 1 has Option "ABCFG", segment 2 has Option "ABCFG", segment 3 has Option "ABC", etc. So I can query to select Option contains "A" for all segments that are part of the "A" option.

Now, I'd like to display only those selected segments and create a printable map.

How do I do this? (Or maybe I need to do it differently)


1 Answer 1


The query will be:

Option LIKE '%A%'

The wildcard character % matches zero or more characters.

You can display only those features using the query as a Definition Query in the layer's Properties, or using Select by Attributes then right-click the layer and choose Selection > Create Layer From Selected Features.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.